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May 27, 2021
Esther Allen, a Professor at Baruch and the CUNY Graduate Center, is the editor and translator of José Martí: Selected Writings. She is currently writing a biography of Martí.
September 24, 2020 issue
Fiction and Responsibility
Andrew Altschul’s ‘The Gringa’
by Andrew Altschul
July 23, 2020 issue
The Art of the Possible at Havana’s Bienal
The very title of this year’s Bienal de la Habana in Cuba, “The Construction of the Possible,” with its echo of Bismarck’s definition of politics, defies official distinctions between art and politics.
June 15, 2019
Judy Chicago: We need to build upon each other’s achievements if we are ever to break the cycle of erasure that I tried to overcome through The Dinner Party.
July 11, 2018
Returning the Gaze, with a Vengeance
The aspect of “Radical Women” that may seem most predictive of Latina women’s ascent to political power since 1985 is the sheer fearlessness of much of the work, the way the artists unabashedly stand their ground.
July 8, 2018
The Crazed Euphoria of Lucrecia Martel’s ‘Zama’
Lucrecia Martel’s film Zama offers a passionately informed and intuitive reading that is at once a reply and a carrying forward, a fusion that brings Antonio Di Benedetto’s novel into entirely new territory.
April 14, 2018
A Radical Banquet
Brazilian artist Lygia Pape’s work is highly conceptual, drawing on semiotics, architectural theory, and anthropology, but never losing a deep connection with the visceral realities of daily life.
June 12, 2017
Castro’s Cuba, a compilation of photographs and text from 1959 to 1969 by the late Lee Lockwood, a US photojournalist who specialized in Communist regimes, is a supreme lesson in the enormous populist power of male charisma.
September 22, 2016
Cuba: We Never Left
The hoisting of the Star-Spangled Banner in Havana on Friday, for the first time in more than half a century, has been met with perplexing and contradictory reactions in the United States.
August 14, 2015
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